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Published On: Mon, Sep 3rd, 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE RAW Results and Review September 3 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE RAW Results and Review September 3 2018

WWE Monday NIght RAW is coming from the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio this week. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will make and appearance and The Bella Twins are making their in ring return against The Riott Squad. Also, The Revival will get their shot at The B Team for the RAW Tag Team Championships.

 

Show Opener with Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, and Dolph Ziggler In Ring

 

The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie) vs. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan with Ruby Riott)

Nikki Bella pins Liv Morgan after The Rack Attack 2.0.

 

Acting General Manager Baron Corbin Backstage

 

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs. The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)

Chad Gable pins Viktor with a Rolling German Suplex.

 

Elias In Ring

 

Alexa Bliss with Mickie James and Alicia Fox vs. Natalya with RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey

Alexa Bliss wins by Submission, forcing Natalya to tap out to an Armbar.

 

Acting General Manager Baron Corbin Backstage

 

The Revival Backstage Interview with Charley Caruso

 

RAW Tag Team Championship Match
The B Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) (c) vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler

Drew McIntyre pins Curtis Axel after The Claymore and we have New RAW Tag Team Champions.

 

Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) with Drake Maverick vs. Keith Thompson and Jimmy James

Akam scores the Pinfall voctory after The Super Collider.

 

Ronda Rousey and Natalya in the Locker Room

 

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels In Ring

 

Finn Balor and Baron Corbin in the Locker Room

 

The Boss N Hug Connection (Sasha Banks and Bayley) vs. Ember Moon and Dana Brooke with Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil

Sasha Banks rolls up Dana Brooke for the Pinfall victory.

 

Bobby Lashley’s In Ring Meditation Session with Jinder Mahal

Kevin Owens interrupts and attacks Bobby Lashley.

 

Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman with RAW Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

Braun Strowman wins by Pinfall after a Running Powerslam. The three men continue attacking Balor after the match when the SHIELD return in the police van. All of the heels come from the locker room to attack the SHIELD, leaving them beaten outside the ring with Strowman, McIntyre, and Ziggler standing victorious in the ring.

 

Botches

  • Brie Bella’s faceplant on the Suicide Dive. That was painful to watch and I was legitimately concerned for her. She seemed okay afterward, and I hope she is.
  • Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler’s plan to win the Tag Team Championships, and then winning them. This came out of nowhere and feels forced.
  • Shawn Michaels’ promo. Michaels had lost me and I wasn’t really paying attention by the time the bell tolled.

 

Bodyslams

  • The Undertaker. His appearance was a pleasant surprise. He was bound to show up at some point to promote his match with Triple H, but it didn’t seem like it would be this week.

 

This show was a mess. It seemed like they were writing it as it was happening and most of it broke away from all of the stories they’ve been telling over the last few weeks. The only match WWE had promoted that actually took place was The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad, and that match was a disaster. The Revival were expunged from the tag team title scene after weeks of building the program with The B Team. But for some reason Bobby Roode is now in the tag team division with Chad Gable. Why did Dana Brooke have to be teamed with Ember Moon to lose a match? Why put Ember Moon against Sasha and Bayley when she has been fighting alnogside them up until tonight? Why is Drake Maverick the new manager for AoP? Even Shawn Michaels bombed on the mic. Who thought an in ring meditation session seemed like a great segment to preceed the main event? Or is this just another ridiculous segment designed to embarrass Bobby Lashley? The main event wasn’t even one of the best Balor vs. Strowman matches. And why was Drew Gulak part of the heels who came out in the end, and featured prominently? Quite frankly, if I wasn’t writing this article, I would not have finished watching this episode. The only redeeming quality was an Undertaker appearance.

About the Author

- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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